Attention Matthew West fans! The wait is over, and his new CD, All In is here! I was over the moon to have the opportunity to receive a copy of this album, in exchange for my honest opinion.I confess that I stalked my mailbox for days, in anticipation of its arrival. The day of delivery had my 11 year old (and me) cheering. We wasted no time in getting it in the CD player, and held our breath as the first notes filled the room.
Before I tell you what we think of Mr. West's new project, here's a little "behind the scenes" blurb regarding his thoughts about this work:
Matthew’s heart behind the album:
Matthew wrote his new album All In with the goal of encouraging himself and others to
get up off the sidelines of their faith and really live it out – to go all in in your time with
God, all in with your family, all in with your community, and all in battling your fears that
may hold you back from becoming who God made you to be. Along that same theme,
Matthew will be launching a 6-week All in Challenge on his social media starting 9/18,
and each week Matthew will be challenging his fans to go all in in a different part of their
lives. What does it look like when a heart that knows Jesus takes a step and holds
nothing back? How can we go All In in the places that mean the most?
Broken Things Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwKuz8a8Jnk
Broken Things (story behind the song): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BipPAfDq9ns
All In Lyric Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RwDpnKIvUI
All In (Story Behind The Song): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmjVt4zkkRo
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HashTags to use: #ALLIN & #FlyBy
Alright, I'm back. So, after listening to this album quite a few times, the verdict is...
Fantastic! It's fantastic! I am always amazed at the talent of a recording artist like Matthew West. How is it that he can put out album after album, with each one being not only great to listen to, but spiritually meaningful? There are the faster paced songs like the title song, All In, that motivate you to turn up the volume LOUD, and songs like the 4th track, Amen, that have you ready to jump out of your seat and dance.
Mercy Is A Song is one of the slower songs that resonates with me. The melody is beautiful, the lyrics are simple but powerful, and the message is, well, Hope.
This album also features Matthew West's daughter, Lulu, on a couple of songs. She has a lovely voice too! And speaking of daughters, I'm thrilled that this is an album that my kids love to listen to with me. He reaches across the age boundary, and appeals to young and old(er).
My daughter wholeheartedly agrees with me, this album gets our seal of approval. We'll be listening to this one for a long time to come.
Now, would YOU like to receive a FREE copy of your very own? There is a copy available for one lucky reader!
All you need to do is 1.) Follow me here on my blog, and 2.) Comment on this post, and leave your name and email address so I can contact you.
One person will be chosen randomly on Friday, September 29, 2017.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
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